It was rumored a little while back that Roseanne, the blue collar sitcom from the ’90s, was on the verge of being brought back to television. Well it’s official now, because ABC has announced that Roseanne will indeed be returning to its former network in 2018.
The show got a straight-to-series order and will debut at midseason. It’s a limited run, but that’s still pretty remarkable all things considered. Roseanne began as a showcase for Roseanne Barr and focused on the Conner family. It ran for nine seasons and 222 episodes before ending in 1997. Now, 20 years later, the Conners are coming back.
All the names you are probably hoping to see will be back. In addition to Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert will all be back. Also, both Beckys in Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke. However, don’t expect to suddenly see two Beckys in the Conner family, as Chalke will be playing a different role. Not wanting to spoil anything, it will be interesting to see how Goodman’s Dan Conner fits into things, depending on how much of a “reboot” this is.
It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out. If George Clooney makes an appearance, though, it’ll all be worth it.